Devon Chamber of Commerce reflects on May’s Brexit speech | 18.01.17
Devon Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Prime Minister’s clarity regarding Brexit yesterday but expressed concern that there has been no proper consultation with businesses.
The Chamber will be campaigning on behalf of its Members for two fundamental priorities for Devon businesses:
Tariff Free Access to Europe – 60% of our exports are to Europe and there must be no barrier. Consumers also want to buy European products and do not want to pay a premium caused by import duties, particularly now inflation is beginning to rise.
Labour Resource - Companies must be able to continue to source labour from Europe. Migrant workers are essential in particular for the agricultural, care and hospitality sectors, all of which are vital for Devon’s economy.
George Cowcher, CEO of Devon Chamber of Commerce said: “Protecting companies and jobs must have the highest priority.”
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